by: Megan Shepherd
Discovering her father’s strange final manuscript has brought only mayhem and darkness to Haven Marbury’s life. In Book Two of the Malice Compendium, what has leapt of the page threatens everybody.
“Gripping, chilling, creepy, and enthralling . . . Malice House channels Shirley Jackson.” —Katherine Howe, New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
“Beautifully written and steeped in Gothic lore, Malice House explores themes of family and legacy, magic and curses, and the mysterious power of stories.”
—Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls
Now both hunter and prey, Haven travels far and wide to discover the contours of her family curse and escape the worst of her late father’s creations. Constantly looking over her shoulder, she fears Uncle Arnold the most. His irresistible whispers compel victims to commit horrifying deeds, and he’s hungry to use Haven’s abilities to rewrite the world to his liking.
Drawn to the desert scrublands and Hollywood mansions of California, Haven discovers a string of murders that points directly to members of her family. Given shelter by a mysterious benefactor, Haven and her sister forge questionable allegiances, using some monstrous creations to hunt down others. And when the trail of death ends at a studio from the golden age of horror films, reality and fiction become the strangest of bedfellows indeed.